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25 February 2009


Villanova visits winless DePaul

posted by Pete @ LetsGoNova.com
2/25/2009 05:37:00 PM
#10 Villanova (22-5) at Depaul (8-19)
8:00 p.m., 25 February 2009 at Allstate Arena.

TV: WPHL or online stream at Justin.tv

Line: DePaul +13


Villanova takes its #10 ranking on the road tonight for a Big East game against the winless DePaul Blue Demons. DePaul finds itself with a 0-14 conference record despite having some decent talent.

Though Villanova is heavily favored, the game should not be taken lightly. DePaul coach Jerry Wainwright finds his job teetering on the brink, and he will have his team fired up as it looks for its first conference win.

DePaul has also enjoyed some success against Villanova, winning two of its last four against the usually favored Wildcats.

The Blue Demons have some great young talent, including the scoring machine Dar Tucker.

Villanova needs to win out to stay in the driver's seat for a #3 NCAA tournament seed an an all-important spot in Philadelphia for the first two rounds.

Check out previews from all the right places:

Villanova by the Numbers and the Viewpoint are not up with their previews (yet?), so check back.

KenPom predicts a 16-point Villanova victory, and a 93 percent chance for a 'Nova win. I don't think it will be that much of a blowout, but Villanova should be able to take care of business tonight in Rosemont.

You can predict the final score in the comment section below. Your prize: unending glory, your name carved into this very Web site in bold face.

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58 Comments:

At 2:33 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Villanova 80
DePaul 71

 
At 3:10 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nova 189
DePaul 14

Wooten Colenda Tweezy Pena and WillDCat all play 40 minutes. Jay Wright sleeps on the bench while getting a manicure. Cunningham and Reynolds play themselves in NCAA 2009 game on xbox.

 
At 3:22 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Taco Bell said...

Nova 86
Depaul 73

 
At 4:09 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Geesus said...

Villanova 88
Depaul 65

Anyone know where to find an online stream of this game outside of 360, it does not appear to be on any TV stations outside of Illadelph

 
At 4:12 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

It might be on justintv... not sure until the game starts.

 
At 4:12 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous sleasfest said...

Nova 74
Dep 51

 
At 4:13 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The game is only on ESPN full court and 360. No streams that I'm aware of. it is on SNY tomorrow morning at 8.

BTW, your screenname is offensive - you shouldn't take God's name in vain like that.

 
At 4:22 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Yahweh said...

Nova 80
DePaul 50

 
At 4:23 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wildcats 91
DePaul 90

This is a trap game that we just may lose at the end. I love our team but we play down to any competition and don't put a team away for good. That plus this DePaul team is talented and plays better in Rosemont than anywhere. 3 years ago our great 2006 team was on the ropes until the 90 second mark. We can't afford to make a mistake here as the other 3 games we have are problems for different reasons. Lets go Wildcats!

 
At 4:50 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Villanova 68
DePaul 0


We shut. Them. OUT!

BuckWest

 
At 4:53 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Wow, bold prediction there, 4:50.

 
At 5:05 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Just added numbers to the blog comments. Let me know if there are any technical issues. Now we can refer to each comment by its number.

 
At 5:12 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Pretty Toney said...

Villanova 77 - DePaul 59

 
At 5:33 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nova 81 - DePaul 72

 
At 6:10 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Jay's Manicurist said...

I pray to the GEESUS every night so Anonymous 4:13 you are offending me by inferring my god is somehow less important than yours. I'd appreciate it if you backed the fuck off.

Villanova - 93
Depaul - 67

 
At 6:50 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm, hope your GEESUS is as forgiving as 4:13's and my Jesus. Check your language, man.

Nova 102
Depaul 68

Brad

 
At 7:36 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Rich said...

Guys this is not the DePaul of last year that had Draelon Burns and Clinscales. This team is gargbage. They lost at home against Seton Hall by 30.

Nova-85
DePaul-65

 
At 7:37 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Jesus is better than yours.

 
At 7:55 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

stream http://www.justin.tv/eastcoast_zag

 
At 7:59 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Sean Don said...

Villanova 93
Bad Guys 74

 
At 8:03 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

thanks for the stream link -- it's up on t he front page

 
At 8:08 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dominic james is done for the year!!!!!!!

 
At 8:09 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

wow.... is that confirmed?

 
At 8:10 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Good to see Fisher out there so early, with Reynolds playing the 2.

Does Jay Wright read this blog?

 
At 8:11 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, i'm watching the uconn game.... broken foot

 
At 8:20 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

great play fisher to scottie on the outlet break, too bad dante couldnt finish the layup -- it was still nice

 
At 8:27 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Wish Nova would stop settling for contested threes.

 
At 8:40 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Ha ha ha, from the justin tv comments:

8:40 nuggetsrock:arent villinova spose to be good


Funny!

 
At 8:49 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

This is a disgrace. Embarrassing.

 
At 8:52 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

We are 20 minutes from kissing Philadelphia goodbye. We need to come back so we can play in the Wachovia Center.

 
At 8:52 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Losing to DePaul would be sooo much worse than UNC losing to Md.

DEPAUL IS 0-14. 0-14. We are supposed to be a top-10 team.

 
At 8:55 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

down by 8 to Depaul at the half?? JFC is there something wrong with my screen??


johnny b1

 
At 8:59 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Marquette lost... if Nova wins out, we have a great chance at the double bye -- but we can't lose to depaul!!!

 
At 9:06 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Fisher the only one with a pulse in the first half and he doesnt get the second half start -- Is Jay Wright insane or just idiotic?

 
At 9:10 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Clark has 4 fouls THANK GOD

 
At 9:13 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Redding is playing well... Anderson needs to STOP SHOOTING THREES. 0-5 is not enough?

 
At 9:20 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

where the hell is fisher?

MAKES ZERO SENSE

Guy is our leading score at the half and no sign of him at all in the 2nd?

 
At 9:21 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

If I had a dollar for every layup missed by Dante tonight, I could buy a few coffees at starbucks

 
At 9:24 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Stokes coming up big

 
At 9:25 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

WOW. Fisher ignites the whole offense. We play faster and better with him.

 
At 9:27 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

put WillDCat in!

 
At 9:29 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

How about that pass from fisher to pena!

CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN TO ME WHY HE SAT FOR HALF THE HALF?

 
At 9:32 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

WOW look at that pass to dante -- full court pass!

 
At 9:33 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Brendan said...

what an outlet pass! I remember someone who could do that so well...

 
At 9:38 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Ugh... cannot believe Fisher is benched.

 
At 9:50 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Specialk said...

Where in God;'s name has Stokes been - end of the bench...are you kidding me!

 
At 9:51 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Specialk said...

If we lose this it will be because we pulled Stokes for Dwayne/Shane/Reggie/Pena - big error

 
At 9:54 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

not sure i agree with that timeout by jay @1:27. Depaul would have liked to take a timeout there too but they are out!

 
At 9:56 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

AGAIN WITH THE HORSESHIT offense-defense subbing. I HATE THAT.

 
At 9:59 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous SpecialK said...

Another bad time-out call. Are yu kidding me??

 
At 9:59 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

this is why you dont do this... Now 49% free throw shooter shane clark is on the line.

And very nice reggie, choking on the front end of the 1 and 1

 
At 10:00 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Yeah, I agree specialk

 
At 10:02 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Dante fouling there --- are you dumb as bricks?

 
At 10:03 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make up call. That wasn't a foul and the ref knows it.

 
At 10:06 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

W. That's all that matters.

 
At 10:08 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Thank goodness we got the win, but man, this team is questionable sometimes.

Clemson and Marquette lost which is great for us.

 
At 10:36 PM, February 25, 2009, Anonymous imisskylelowry said...

If Duke loses tonight, also great for us.

If we take care of business, we can get a #2 seed. It would be interesting to see how the committee seeds Memphis if they don't win the Conf USA tournament, specifically if they are bounced before the finals.

There are some prime spots up for the taking. This week has been brutal for the top teams, and the injuries are only adding to the drama.

 
At 10:46 PM, February 25, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

URI just beat Dayton which is good for us as well.

 

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